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How to free belly dance from tick-tock tyranny and reclaim the glorious chaos of its heritage.
How to free belly dance from tick-tock tyranny and reclaim the glorious chaos of its heritage.
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    The THOUSAND THANKS! A Backer's-Only Blog with thank you video, book excerpts, Elbi cartoons (that's her in the title pic), and assorted surprise fun over the course of the project. PLUS a livestream of the book's launch party (with real belly dancers, natch!)

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    The DIGITAL REVOLUTION! The completed ebook two weeks BEFORE the print book goes out (at less than half the retail price). PLUS all the $1 rewards.

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    The SIGNED BOOK! A signed, personalized paperback print copy of the book--with a limited-edition KickStarter cover and an Elbi postcard. PLUS all the $39 rewards.

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    The Global Power!

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    The SHOW! Alia will record a special 5-minute dance video download just for you. Your choice of music, your name and a thank you displayed during the video. Video will be displayed in a special online gallery. PLUS all the $100 rewards.

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